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Christmas party

Christmas party Beaford, November 1980 More like this

Cow and calf shortly after birth

Cow and calf shortly after birth Nethercott, Iddesleigh, January 1977 More like this

Fore Street, Dolton, at 6 p.m.

Fore Street, Dolton, at 6 p.m. Dolton, December 1979 More like this

Gracie Fursdon and her dresser

Gracie Fursdon and her dresser Hatherleigh, May 1976 More like this

The Revd. “Bill” Smyth collecting money...

The Revd. “Bill” Smyth collecting money... Roborough Church, June 1982 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and Alf Pugsley...

Archie Parkhouse and Alf Pugsley... Langham, Dolton, 10 December 1977 More like this

Archie Parkhouse with ivy for sheep

Archie Parkhouse with ivy for sheep Millhams, Dolton, April 1975 More like this

Loading fertilizer into a cob barn

Loading fertilizer into a cob barn High Bickington, April 1976 More like this

Village oak and garage

Village oak and garage Burrington, March 1975 More like this

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby...

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby... Town Hall,..., August 1986 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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